Man has always been attracted to travel. At times in need of food, at others in need of shelter, still then for mere adventure or for entertainment, man has forever been travelling from one place to another. In the ancient times, he used to travel by walking. Travel used to be difficult to undertake then. Only the brave used to walk towards such adventure. But science today has made travel easy for all to reap the benefits of moving from one place to another. Water, earth and air have become mediums for people to take vessels out to explore the worlds around them. Hotels have been built everywhere for people to take temporary respite in. Even the most difficult places can be reached b means of technological devices. Travel increases knowledge and entertains, at the same time, it connects people from various ethnic communities and races together. This makes us acquainted with the way we all live on planet Earth. Tourism increases business all over the world. It brings in foreign exchange. Job opportunities increase with tourism. Jaipur’s prominent tourist places are Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar and Amer Fort.
Hawa Mahal was built by the Jaipur King Sawai Pratap Singh in the year 1799. Small windows are made in this palace by the help of air passing through them. These windows open towards the east. Events and festivals were organised in the Hawa Mahal where women used to be involved. That is why the Hawa Mahal is famous for its royal events. Today it stands as a prominent tourist spot for all to behold and see.
East of Cndramahl Jantar Manter called Vadyashala, the building was built by Sawai Raja Jai Singh II. Jantar Mantar had been built by the king Jai Singh II. This has the largest clock in Jaipur, from which one gets the accurate measure of time.
About 11 kms away from Jaipur on a hill is a fort called Amer Fort. It is surrounded by hills on all sides. Two roads lead up towards the hill, one goes up towards Amer, the others cuts to Jaigarh Fort. Inside the Fort, a palace and an old temple have been constructed. These can be seen even today at Amer. Amer Fort attracts a lot of tourists every year, especially foreign tourists to its site. Navratris are the times when a lot of local people visit Amer and try and understand its history and culture. Amer is deeply rooted in Jaipur’s religious and historical traditions.